We love shiny hair, glossy lips and the occasional lustrous eye, but oil slicks on the face are not such a good look. With summer in full swing, controlling oily skin, particularly across the T-zone, can become a full time job. Never fear, the beauty makers are on the case with mattifying products to keep you grease free.
Dr. Brandt pores no more anti-aging mattifying lotion ($60) – Apply this fast-absorbing, oil-free lotion after cleansing to control excess oil and mattify shine. It also works as an anti-aging hydrator. Infused with apple stem cells, the mattifying lotion helps delay signs of aging by maintaining and activating the skin’s stem cells, giving them a longer lifespan. Retinol is included to stimulate new cell turnover, therefore improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Use twice a day for a flawlessly clean and fresh look. We like this lotion because it is formulated without any harmful substances such as sulfates, petrochemicals, and phthalates.
DermaDoctor Ain’t Misbehavin’ Skin Clarifying & Mattifying Sunscreen SPF 30P+++ ($30) –
This dual purpose product will wipe the shine from your face as it protects your skin from UV exposure with broad spectrum SPF 30/PA+++. Microscopic sponges soak up excess oil and keep skin mattified all day long without dryng or irritation. Formulated with willow bark, a clarifying agent, Ain’t Misbehaving helps fight blemishes on oily, combination or acne prone skin. The light texture never feels greasy or sticky and completely absorbs after application – it can even be used on the body. Remember to reapply every two hours when you’re outdoors or after you towel off from that refreshing swim.
Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder ($22) – This oil-free, shine-absorbing, matte pressed powder with an ultra-sheer texture gives the skin a perfectly airbrushed look. Great for combination to oily skin, this powder stays fresh looking even after frequent touch ups. Using a powder brush or the included sponge applicator, apply all over the face or just on oily spots. The formula is non-acnegenic, so it won’t clog your pores or trigger acne on skin prone to blemishes. Available in 13 shades.
Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free ($55) – If you are looking for an all day mattifying foundation,Hourglass Immaculate foundation may be the solution. Oil-free and water resistant, this liquid powder foundation absorbs oil while it camouflages imperfections. If you have a fast-paced schedule, the velvety formulation goes on smoothly, dries in an instant, and lasts all day without the need for a touch-up. Available in 8 shades.
Boscia Blotting Linens ($10) – For eliminating shine on the go, Boscia blotting sheets quickly absorb excess oil and shine without smudging your makeup. They’re made with 100 percent natural linen and are preservative-free, so there is absolutely no chance of irritation as they keep you looking matte and fresh all day long. We love the decorative compact holders that slip easily into a purse or pocket. These linen – which also come in a refreshing green tea scent – work with every skin type, including sensitive skin.